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Hugh Royer, Jr.

Born: Aug 19, 1936

Death: Sep 12, 2014

Birthplace: Eastman

Profession: Golfer

Nationality: United States

Hugh Royer, Jr.

Date of Birth : Aug 19, 1936
Date of Death : Sep 12, 2014
Birth Place : Eastman

William Hugh Royer, Jr. was an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Royer was born in Eastman, Georgia. During his youth, his family moved to Columbus, Georgia, where he learned the game of golf from Fred Haskins and Charlie Harper at the Columbus Country Club. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens where his love for the sport of golf was further nurtured by the legendary coach Howell Hollis. While a student at Georgia, Royer was a standout basketball player and captain of the golf team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1959. In 1958, he won the Georgia State Amateur and the Southern Amateur tournaments. He turned pro in 1959 and won the St. Charles Open in his first pro event. Royer won one PGA Tour event, the biggest win of his career, at the 1970 Western Open, then considered to be one of the most prestigious non-major tournaments in men's professional golf. His best finish in a major was T-22 at the 1968 U.S. Open. He spent 14 years playing on the PGA Tour.


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